2 Chronicles 7:1

The Dedication of the Temple

1 When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

2 Chronicles 7:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.
ESV
1 As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
NLT
1 When Solomon finished praying, fire flashed down from heaven and burned up the burnt offerings and sacrifices, and the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple.
MSG
1 When Solomon finished praying, a bolt of lightning out of heaven struck the Whole-Burnt-Offering and sacrifices and the Glory of God filled The Temple.
CSB
1 When Solomon finished praying, fire descended from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

2 Chronicles 7:1 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 7:1

Now when Solomon had made an end of praying
The prayer recorded in the preceding chapter:

the fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the
sacrifices;
which was the token God gave of his acceptance of them, of which there had been several instances before, ( Leviticus 9:24 ) , ( 1 Kings 18:38 ) ( 1 Chronicles 21:26 ) ,

and the glory of the Lord filled the house;
the glory of the Shechinah of the Lord, as the Targum, see ( 1 Kings 8:11 ) .

2 Chronicles 7:1 In-Context

1 When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
2 The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it.
3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.”
4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD.
5 And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats. So the king and all the people dedicated the temple of God.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 19:18; S Leviticus 9:24; S 1 Kings 18:38
  • 2. S Exodus 16:10
  • 3. Psalms 26:8